JohnnyB
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How is this kind of structure made?
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Just to add a little to the answer by TheBrickBlogger, the blue piece holding the purple 1x1 slope is likely this one: Here is a really simple example of one of the many ways this can be ...

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Identification of vintage sloping window piece
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On the hint from Uli I was able to find it: (All credit to Uli for the find :)

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Can you identify the set? Maybe a crane?
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Based on the pieces in the photo is looks like the remains of set# 4957 Ferris Wheel. They had apparently built one of the secondary/alternative models from the set. (Building instructions here: ...

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What is the white building pictured in the San Francisco (21043) set?
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I believe it is 50 Fremont Center/Salesforce West Tower (it's right in front of/besides Salesforce Tower); I acknowledge that the scale seems off. I'm guessing it is the Fremont Center based on it's ...

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What are the longest 1×x and 2×x plates and tiles ever released?
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I think it's going to be the 1x12 (#60479) and 2x16 (#4282) for regular Lego plates. The next longest plain-ish plate is probably the 6x28 (#5301, 5309, 4093), but these are thicker than typical ...

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City scale connection for five-bladed helicopter rotors
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I am intrigued by mechanical problems like these and couldn't resist adding my own solutions in the hope of being helpful. I threw together the first few ideas I had that were fairly compact and used ...

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Finding a Piece with a Picture
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The piece is question appears to be part# 15071, via Bricklink: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=123914#T=C

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Is this an early Duplo mini figure?
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At last, I have your answer. The figure is from a "Giant Pre-School Loc Bloc" set, likely the "Playground" one shown in the picture. Nearly a month later, while doing unrelated research, I found "...

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What is the rarest LEGO set ever produced?
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This question is nearly impossible to answer with all the variables. You might consider refining your question to a more realistic scope by eliminating sets like "Inside Tour Exclusives", Comic Con ...

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Scarcity of electric parts: motors etc
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Cost. If you look at any set with electric motors, etc. you will see a significant increase in the price of these sets. They have marketing research groups and accountants that somewhat dictate the ...

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Which set are these Mega Bloks pieces from?
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These pieces are from Mega Bloks "Warriors: Future Force" set# 9528 "U-240 Assault". (Instructions: https://support.megabrands.com/media/playbooks/9528.pdf) Even though the picture is low ...

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What is the longest 1×x brick ever released?
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If you mean specifically Lego bricks, I'm pretty sure the 1x16 was/is the longest one made. Outside of the 1x? sized bricks, the longest plain shaped brick that I know of is part #30072 or #47122 at ...

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What's this Colour?
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The color of the 2x4 plate and 1x2 jumpers in the photo appears to be regular Dark Blue: The greenish tint you mention is likely discoloration. Here is an example of a discolored regular blue ...

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2x2 plate with round section and rubber bristles?
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So, the curiosity bug bit me again. The mysterious part appears to be a Kre-O "Motion Brick" which appeared in various sets. In my research I found that there is a variation (hollow vs. solid) in the ...

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3d printed bricks quality?
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There have been various questions asked here previously regarding 3D printing, with very mixed results. Here is a link if you are interested in the responses to those questions. https://bricks....

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Lego Classics alternative
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Lego bricks can be purchased individually from Lego.com using their Pick-A-Brick service. https://www.lego.com/en-us/page/static/pick-a-brick?icmp=HP-SHQL-EG-NO-pick-a-120 If you have an ...

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Examples of LEGO Rubber Bands Used For Friction Enclosure?
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I personally would steer clear of a "cookie jar" setup. The very suggestion of it's inherent qualities suggests something that wasn't meant to transport, but rather sit on a solid counter. The ...

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2:1 gear ratio in stud-less Lego Technic
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I felt my original answer got messy. The simplest answer is that you already had it. I experimented with variations of your 12T/24T build and experienced varying degrees of the stiffness you ...

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When was this Lego Adventurers T-Shirt produced?
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The shirt itself says 1998 on it, which coincides with the earliest known release of a set for that theme. Here it is advertised on/in this 1999 January/February issue of Lego Mania magazine: (...

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Modified 3x2 Plate with Rubber Bristle Bottom and snap-on cover?
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So, the curiosity bug bit me again. The mysterious part appears to be a Kre-O "Motion Brick" which appeared in various sets. In my research I found that there is a variation (hollow vs. solid) in the ...

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Why there are "unnecessary" bricks in 60080 LEGO City Space Port?
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I have always assumed that the pieces in question were place holders to simplify assembly. Their bright color and location help insure proper alignment for less experienced builders. One must realize ...

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Please help identify these bricks with holes between the rows of studs
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These are early IDEMA bricks. http://www.inverso.pt/legos/clones/texts/idema.htm Photo from linked site:

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What to build with generic set of pieces
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Many here have commented on the site Rebrickable as being the "go to" for the sort of thing you are looking for: https://rebrickable.com/ Previous related inquiry on this site: Is there anything ...

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non-LEGO Tank, Marine Corps - Can anyone identify set?
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The picture of the vehicle isn't very clear. It appears to be dark green and missing several pieces. This makes an already difficult to identify set nearly impossible unfortunately. The dark green ...

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Can you use a beveled gear as a pinion?
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Seeing a picture of your progress would help tremendously. The way the question is worded, it sounds like you were wanting to drive the beveled gear directly from the servo to the rack at a 90 degree ...

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Which set is this black LEGO Technic car with skull and fire stickers?
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This car looks like the secondary/alternative model from set# 8167, "Jump Riders":

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Why isn't the new LEGO CV joint available on Bricklink or Brickowl?
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As Henrik stated, they are simply too new. Lego shop has the set listed but with an incomplete parts inventory at the time of this answer. One additional problem I found is that they have even ...

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Help identifying Star Wars and maybe one another set(s)
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The top left picture is a fragment of set #9442 "Jay's Storm Fighter". The top right looks like another fragment of set #9442. The bottom picture is the base of set #75053 "The Ghost".

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Grey Clone-Brand Brick With a Single Short Tube on the Bottom?
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As luck would have it I stumbled upon your answer today sorting through my own mess. It's a Tyco brick. Although the picture doesn't show it, the one I have has a white sticker with the word "DANGER" ...

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What does the +/- dial in the Lego Defender model do?
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Based on a comment found in the overview on Brickset, and that all of the others levers and their function seem to be accounted for, it seem very likely that it is the transmission gear selector. -...

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